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Direct Compost Solutions Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company established in 2013 to bring to the public an easy way to compost “ALL” your kitchen waste.
1 x Diatomaceous Earth 500g
2 x Plastic Bags for transport
1 x Instructions
Diatomaceous Earth 500g is a small quantity of a naturally occurring sedimentary rock formed from microscopic fossilized diatoms over millions of years. It is commonly used in the cosmetic industry but is a great garden supplement for bug control in the garden, lice control in your chicken pen and ant and termite control in your house. There are two forms of Diatomaceous Earth though only one form is available in Australia.
This product is 2mm to 6mm and slightly course.
Super fine can be orders via a custom quote but it is quite expensive.
The course grade can be made finer by putting it in a zip lock bag and roll over the bag with a rolling pin till you reach a desired size. However this will still not be as fine as the commercially processed fine powder. It is still good enough to use on your garden for pest control and plant growth or storing seeds as it retains moisture keeping your seeds dry and pest free the organic way.
1 x Diatomaceous Earth 500g
2 x Plastic Bags for transport
Total Weight: 600grams
Box: 22cm x 17cm x 10cm
500 grams of Diatomaceous Earth can be added to any order of Compots without altering the postage costs.
This is a nice amount to test for bug control in the garden or if storing seeds.
4kgs Bucket can be added to any order of Compots or ordered separately
8kg Box can be added to any order of Compots or ordered separately
Ordering more than 300grams is probably not cost effective unless you order a bucket or a box of Diatomaceous Earth. A whole box is a very large quantity and more suited for large gardens or community gardens.
The updated website and shopping cart should automatically calculate any variations of products you add to your order and offer you the three cheapest options (one with signature required) so you can choose which option you prefer. However we can only post buckets and boxes by courier as I currently find them too difficult to take to the post office to post with Australia Post.
If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is too remote areas) please email us so we can work something out for you. The updated website will now give you Australia Post and courier costs, but this still may be excessive. So, contact us to see how we can help.
Please call us (0467 006 529 / (07) 3358 3716) for a correct quote or continue to payment options. We will refund you any postage charges over and above what the real cost is when we calculate and book your order.
Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post – if you want to check the postage rates
If you get no satisfaction with the post, then please call us or email us and see if we can’t help you get a better deal.
500g or more can be added to any order of Compots
4kg can be posted anytime or added to an order of Compots (bucket)
8kgs can be posted anytime or added to an order of Compots (box)
The current size I stock is a course grade that can be crushed to a finer grade by putting it in a plastic bag and rolling over it with a rolling pin. It won’t get to a super fine grade but is good enough for bug control or seed saving.
If ordering Compots it is cheaper to add 400grams of product to your order rather than buying it separately as the weight does not change the postage rate of your parcel.
It is also cheaper postage wise to purchase a bucket or box of Garden Supplements with your order of Compots rather than 500grams only
You can purchase several garden supplements to try the products before you buy large quantities.
If you find the postage excessive it may not be calculating properly so fill out a custom quote form instead
You might want to use this option to try several different products before buying larger quantities.
Also fill in a custom quote form if you require a certain size so I can see if I can obtain it for you.
Email your preference here
We want to help you and make your life easier. So we compiled all the instructions on how to use our eco-eze compot. The detailed guide contains a few simple steps to install a Compot, fill a Compot, propagate with a Compot, empty a Compot or move a Compot.
When I started this journey in 2009, I found nothing existed commercially, that was reasonably priced and easy to use. There was a homemade system which I also found was not that user-friendly.
Then a friend of mine told me about a homemade method she used. However, when I tried her method, I found this also didn’t suit my needs, as it too had flaws that I considered where important. It did not keep vermin out, did not have a lockable lid and (to me) looked unsightly in the garden.
YES. Absolutely you can fill it with just worm friendly scraps if that is what you prefer, but you will have to separate all your scraps into two piles. I personally don’t have time to fiddle with separating food waste and just toss it all in together. One thing though – you may find the Compot will need emptying more often as the worms try to fill the pot up with soil and their castings. But you will have beautiful compost more regularly to harvest if this is your aim and your Compot will be full of worms.
There is no need to water your Compots specifically. When you water your garden water will naturally go into the Compot through the holes and this is a good thing as it will keep the contents nice and moist.
If, however, you found your pots were really dry and the waste was not decomposing at all then you might want to add some water to soften the waste to help the decomposition process along. Dry contents can occur when you don’t cover your Compots with leaves, or hay etc because the hot sun gets in, in summer, and dries the contents out, dehydrating the waste rather than decomposing it. Much the same as if you were to throw your waste out onto an open lawn without burying it. The same will happen in winter but this time it is the cold air drying out or freezing the contents.
You can fill your Compot with any biodegradable waste from your kitchen. IE: Anything that will break down. EG: Meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy, eggs, coffee grounds, tea and tea bags, paper towel, old nuts, pasta, bread, cooked food of any sort, wastewater (with or without detergent), milk, cream, yogurt, and anything else you can find in your kitchen that you would normally eat or throw in your council bin, aside from the obvious; glass, plastic, metal etc. So literally everything that you produce in the kitchen that is biodegradable.
Everything will decompose – even doggie doo (un-medicated preferably unless you are putting this waste by a big tree or unused part of your garden). No doggie doo in your veggie patch either.
The time it takes to decompose will just depend on the density of the food, the time of the year, and whether you are relying on all the elements to decompose your waste or just worms.
If you only want to fill your Compot with worm friendly scraps, then you need to leave out most of what I just said you could put in the Compot. It’s up to you how you want to use your Compot and what you feed it. But I find it more efficient to fill it with everything. Just do what is best for you. See other tips and tricks about ways to make it work faster.
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